Gather the News – Jewish News – 8/1/11

Considering U.S. headlines were a bit overloaded this week[1], I had to search extra hard for my Jewish/Israel stories… but nevertheless, here’s some debt-free news:

  • In the race to replace Anthony Weiner (read: to be Israel’s better friend), former Democratic Mayor Ed Koch endorses Republican Bob Turner in order to send a firm message to President Obama on Israel, but Democratic opponent David Weprin may have just one-upped Turner: Senator Joseph Lieberman goes to bat for his fellow Orthodox Jew.
  • Doggy diapers are on their way! Brought to you by an Israeli company, NUFAR Natural Products, this new product solves the “dog poo problem” and may clean our sidewalks for good!

Candace Mittel is a Gather the Jews summer associate

[1] What does the debt crisis mean for Jewish service groups?

[2] Regretting your decision yet, Mohammed Alirezaei?

[3] Yet another serious political development that merely began as a modest facebook protest!

[4] What do you think?  Should facebook allow these pages to stay up or not? Send your opinion article to